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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report. He can be reached at

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In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is on the verge of making new headlines in a legal battle with The New York Times. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

New York Times on trial: Sarah Palin vs. conspiracy theorists

Who is laughing at death panels now? As former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin goes to court next month in a defamation trial against The New York Times, her most sensational claims from a decade ago are proving entirely true. Published January 27, 2022

President Joe Biden arrives at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, after spending the weekend at Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Look! Over there! War in Ukraine!

Speaking of "gun crimes," there is nothing in the world more dangerous than a gun in the hands of a desperate idiot with nothing to lose. Published January 24, 2022

Glenn Youngkin gestures after he was sworn in as Virginia's 74th governor during an inauguration ceremony, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Glenn Youngkin, man of hope and change

Bankrupt of ideas and blind of vision, Democrats spent months last year trying to smear Virginia's new Gov. Glenn Youngkin as some racist reincarnation of former President Donald Trump. Published January 17, 2022

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference after presiding over House passage of President Joe Biden's expansive social and environment bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dust Bowl Democrats

Once again, political bad girl Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene proves herself the smartest person in Congress. Published December 30, 2021

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden speak with the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and families calling into the NORAD system, via teleconference in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Forever 2021: Merry Christmas and Let’s Go, Brandon!

The gift of Christmas really is in the receiving. Or, at least, that is what we tell ourselves as we gobble through mountains of wrapping paper and greedily snap up all the warm socks, bottles of whiskey and gift cards this time of year. Published December 27, 2021

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole speaks after being presented with the McGovern-Dole Leadership Award by then-Vice President Joe Biden, to honor his leadership in the fight against hunger, during the 12th Annual George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony hosted by World Food Program USA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98. His wife, Elizabeth Dole, posted the announcement Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, on Twitter. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Bob Dole ‘a giver, not a taker’

In the cavernous halls of Washington, every occasion is an opportunity for politicians to celebrate themselves. The funeral of the former Senate majority leader Bob Dole -- a man whose life was defined by truly selfless sacrifice -- was certainly no exception. Published December 12, 2021

This artist sketch depicts Center for Reproductive Rights Litigation Director Julie Rikelman speaking to the Supreme Court, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington. Seated to Rikelman's right is Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar.  Justices seated from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)

Roe on death watch

Among the visitors Thursday holding a vigil outside the United States Supreme Court on the day after oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was a camel -- in the company of shepherds -- looking for a tent to stick her nose under. Published December 2, 2021

John Cleese graduated from Downing College, Cambridge, where he received his Bachelor’s in Law.

‘Don’t mention the war!’

The British Empire did not fall because of a weak navy. Nor as a result of over-extended colonization. The British Empire was doomed by a crisis of delusional politeness. Published November 29, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speak to reporters outside the White House after a meeting with President Joe Biden, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Congressional Republicans playing to lose

Republicans in Washington are positively giddy over all the new polls showing President Biden tanking the Democratic Party ahead of next year's midterms. Indeed, Mr. Biden is making history. Published November 18, 2021